Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Scientist (4 Year Fixed Term With Possible Extension)
Job Number: 88882
The Idoyaga Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine (http://idoyagalab.stanford.edu) is seeking a Research Scientist (Basic Life Science Research Scientist) to join our lab and work on dendritic cell biology. We are taking an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to unravel the function and dysfunction of dendritic cell subsets in the context of health and disease. The Research Scientist will be conducting research to characterize the origin and role of a novel conserved dendritic cell subset in health and during viral infection. The work will contribute to our overall mission of narrowing the gap between mouse and human dendritic cell biology to enable the development of dendritic cell-based therapeutics. This is a 4-year fixed term appointment with the possibility of reappointment contingent upon funding and operational needs. The Research Scientist will work independently and collaboratively in a team to make original scientific contributions, will write manuscripts, review articles, write scientific sections of grant applications and progress reports, and will mentor/supervise junior members of the research team.
The successful candidate will have strong oral/written communication skills, strong accuracy, attention to detail and organization skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities to achieve desired goals. Preference will be given to individuals with a degree in immunology or related fields (i.e., cell biology, microbiology, virology, biochemistry) and with prior experience working in immunological projects and using classical immunological techniques (e.g., flow cytometry).
The Idoyaga Lab upholds the highest professional standards while embracing and promoting a collaborative and diverse environment. We emphasize motivation, dedication to research, a team environment and training of lab members towards their own career goals. The lab is part of the Microbiology and Immunology Program, the Immunology Program, the Stanford Cancer Institute, and the Chemistry, Engineering & Medicine for Human Health (ChEM-H) Institute. Stanford University and the Bay Area offer unique opportunities for scientific growth and interactions in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment.
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in immunology or related fields (i.e., cell biology, microbiology, virology, biochemistry) plus at least 3 years of postdoctoral immunology training that includes prior work with animal models and/or human tissues, flow cytometry and tissue cell culture. Experience working with viruses and mouse models of viral infection is a plus. The candidate is expected to demonstrate a track record of research achievements (e.g., first-author publications, participation in national and/or international conferences, securing fellowships or other awards), ability to work independently, design experiments, analyze data, and ability to work collaboratively in a team. Experience managing and mentoring junior scientists in the laboratory is highly desired. Other desired (but not required) skills for this position are experience with cell sorting, CyTOF (mass cytometry), transcriptomic analysis (10x genomics and/or SMART-seq), computational skills and big data analysis (e.g., scRNA-seq, ATAC-seq), molecular techniques (e.g., cloning, PCR, RT-PCR) and protein techniques (e.g., antibody generation, antibody labeling). Computer literacy with emphasis on Microsoft Office, and other analytical tools such as FlowJo, Prism or similar is required. Excellent quantitative and communication skills and ability to collaborate with others in the group or other groups are essential. Importantly, candidates should be self-motivated and thrive in fast-paced environments.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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